Date: 22nd September 2019 at 10:20am
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Everton suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday and finished the day 14th in the Premier League table. The Toffees have now lost three of their last four games and continue to have a real problem scoring goals – Marco Silva’s men have netted one or less goals in five of their previous six outings and have been completely shut-out on three occasions already.

It’s an embarrassing statistic given Everton signed Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean over the summer to inject creativity and goals into the squad. Only Newcastle United (4), Aston Villa (4), Watford (4) and Crystal Palace (3) have scored fewer goals than the Blues in 2019/20 and Silva’s job could be on the line unless he can turn things around.

Everton scored more goals last season than 60% of other Premier League sides, courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson (13 goals, 6 assists), Richarlison (13 goals, 1 assist), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6 goals, 2 assists), Theo Walcott (5 goals, 2 assists) and Lucas Digne (4 goals, 4 assists) among others. This campaign, however, Sigurdsson (0 goals, 1 assist), Calvert-Lewin (1 goal, 0 assists) and Walcott (0 goals, 0 assists) aren’t pulling their weight.

After an EFL Cup outing with Sheffield Wednesday (September 24), the Merseysiders next face Manchester City (September 28) in the league. Silva’s job security could be precarious if they fall short against the champions.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article


2 Replies to “Explained: The embarrassing statistic that will haunt Everton”

  • I don’t think it’s a matter of whether he should go, it is when, he has consistently flattered to the point of deception, is totally and utterly way out of his depth, he is like a Tailor’s Dummy in the Technical Area on Matchdays, devoid of ideas or direction, and his substitutions are tactically inept. I think and hope he will resign, why should he be compensated (again) for serial failure?

  • Totally agree with you Derek, just hope it’s sooner rather than later before this season like the past 10 seasons peters out by the end of October, your 100% right about Silva’s total lack of ideas and direction, he’s just another Koeman & Martinez, no plan B. He has never struck me as a manager who could motivate, his after-match press conferences and excuses are the same week in week out, dull and predictable, a bit like the teams he picks, how Walcott and Sneiderlin are still in and around the match day squads, is unbelievable, so much promise in the Under 23’s, but never given their chance.
    The Club and we as supporters deserve better than these frauds, I know it’s hard to get a manager who is a proven winner, there’s just not that many of them around, but someone like Arteta, who has learn’t from the master Pep, should be given a chance.

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